|Driver licensing agency
|Michigan Department of State
7707 Rickle Road
Lansing, MI 48918
Color vision requirement
Type of road test
|Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blindother with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum
Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
Standardized course and requirements
Restrictions are based on review of medical input and reexamination testing. Examples include radius limitations, daylight-only driving, and no expressway driving.
20/40 to and including 20/50
Minimum of 20/70 in better eye
with daylight-only restriction; minimum of 20/60 if progressive abnormalities or disease of the eye exist.
Yes. A road test is required.
110˚-140˚ in both eyes; if less than 110˚ to/including 90˚, there are additional conditions and requirements.
Age-based renewal procedures
|Length of license validation
Renewal options and conditions
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?
Mail-in every other cycle, if free of convictions.
Yes, if license has been expired more than 4 years.
|Physicians are encouraged to report unsafe drivers. They may do so by completing a “Request for Driver Evaluation” form (OC-88). This form can be downloaded from the Michigan Department of State Web site.
The driver is notified in writing of the referral. The notification includes a notice of date, time, and location of driver reexamination as well as any medical statements to be completed by the driver’s doctor.
The Department accepts referrals for reexamination from family, police, public officials, and others who have knowledge of a driver's inability to drive safely or health concerns that may affect his/her driving ability.
Reporting is not anonymous. However, the Department will release the name of the reporter only if he/she is a public official (eg, police, judge, state employee). The names of non-public official reporters will be released only under court order.
|Role of the MAB
MAB contact information
|The MAB advises the Department of State on medical issues regarding individual drivers. Actions are based on the recommendation of specialists.
For additional information, contact the Driver Assessment Office at 517 241-6840.